9 things to do in Preston Hollow in October

Star Wars Halloween
Star Wars Halloween

Sept. 28-Oct.2
Shakespearean night
Travel to the early 1600s for this rendition of the Shakespearean tale “Twelfth Night.” Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
SMU, 6101 Bishop Blvd., 214.768.2787, smu.edu, $8-$14

Oct. 1
See some of the most well-tended yards in our neighborhood during the 2016 Garden Tour, hosted by the Dallas County Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners around Preston Hollow and beyond will showcase their work at home, with proceeds benefitting the group to tend school and community gardens across the city.
Various locations, 214.904.3053dallascountymastergardeners.org, $15-$20 

Oct. 1
Modern mile dallas
Explore the best of Preston Hollow’s architecture at this home tour, which features mid-century homes within 1 square mile. Food trucks will be available at Walnut Hill Elementary School.
Walnut Hill and Midway, 972.584.7688, modernmiledallas.com, $20

Oct. 5
Running the CIA
Learn about what it’s like to run both the CIA and NSA with Gen. Michael Hayden, who ran both agencies. His experiences also are chronicled in the novel “Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror.”
George W. Bush Presidential Center, 2943 SMU Blvd., 214.200.4300, bushcenter.org, $30-$45

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Parktoberfest
Parktoberfest

Oct. 15
Parktoberfest
If a plane ticket to Germany isn’t realistic this Oktoberfest, head to the craft beer and music festival Parktoberfest from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to the Wilkinson Center, an agency that assists families in poverty.
The Shops at Park Lane, 8020 Park Lane, 214.365.0222, shopsatparklane.com, $10-$30

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Oct. 17
You’re Fired! You’re Hired!
Want to know who the next commander in chief might be? Jeffrey Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at SMU, will predict the upcoming election’s outcome at noon.
Park City Club, 5956 Sherry Lane suite 1700, 214.232.1034, dpalc.com, $35-$40

Oct. 19
Platinum Panther Celebration
Hillcrest High School alumni will celebrate its recent graduates and honor past classes. The event begins with a reception at 6 p.m. before dinner and a presentation later in the evening.
Prestonwood Country Club, 15909 Preston Road, HHSAA@hillcrestalums.org, $65

Oct. 29
Star Wars Halloween
May the force be with you at Trick or Treat “Star Wars” Day. There will be a Red Carpet Costume Contest, appearances from sci-fi figures and more.
Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave., 214.350.1651, flightmuseum.com, free for children under 12

Oct. 29-30
AIA Dallas Tour of Homes
Four Preston Hollow homes will be featured on this two-day tour of some of the most architecturally interesting houses of Dallas.
Various locations, 214.742.3242, hometourdallas.com, $10-$100


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